Occupational Therapist - Intellectual Disability Service

Our Intellectual Disability (ID) Forensic Services is part of the 3 DHB Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service Directorate. It has adult, youth and community services. The ID Services are made up of: Haumietiketike which is a regional intellectual disability secure forensic unit which has 11 beds. The Cottages has a total of eight beds and are located next to Haumietiketike which is on the Ratonga-Rua-o-Porirua campus in Porirua.  In addition the ID Inpatient services includes Hikitia Te Wairua which is the national intellectual disability secure forensic youth unit which has 6 beds. Hikitia Te Wairua is co-located with the Youth Acute Inpatient Mental Health Inpatient Unit (Rangatahi) and the National Secure Youth Forensic Unit in the Centre of Excellence at Kenepuru Hospital. 

We have a vacancy for an Occupational Therapist (third year of practice onwards) to provide safe and clinically effective patient/client assessment and intervention, within a specific clinical area. You will be joining a small supportive occupational therapy team within the ID Service. 

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  • NZ Registered Occupational Therapist with a current annual practising certificate
  • Current, clean drivers license
  • A keen interest in working with intellectual disability service users
  • Good knowledge of intellectual disability will be an asset
Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format. If you have queries or would like to discuss career opportunities with the ID Service please email: Jenny.Barker@ccdhb.org.nz



Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AHMH26-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019